Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)

AKA: Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave
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  • RT Rating 100%
  • IMDB Rating 6.8

Critic Reviews:

Ultimately, this is a family intrigue, as both Irina and Oliviero find themselves locked not just at different times into different rooms of the villa, but also into a marriage that they equally abhor... Martino expertly manages the many twists, in a story where it is always important to know just who is in bed with whom, who is on top, and who is being taken for a ride.


I leapt at the chance to review this based solely on the title, and was rewarded with a far more haunting, interesting bit of near-exploitation than I could have expected. Stocked with beautiful, nasty people using and abusing one another, gorgeous cinematography, and a creepy score, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key is flat-out awesome.


Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have The Key is a wonderfully crafted proto slasher that could have only come from Italy with excellent direction and a strong score from Bruno Nicolai. This is an unusual Italian giallo in terms of story, turning accepted conventions around with a brutal, twisting narrative. That may be why it has held up so well, decades after release... This is a cult classic in every sense of the word.